We have been incredibly busy at EdTechTeacher as summer workshops have officially transitioned into back-to-school professional development across the country. Tom, Greg, and Beth have traveled to Louisiana, Ohio, Connecticut, Idaho, and Massachusetts to help teachers begin to prepare for the coming school year.
If you missed it last week, we also released our End of Summer Newsletter. Here are a few highlights!
iPad Summit Update
We received over 80 submissions to our Call for Proposals and will be announcing a schedule in the coming weeks. Applications came in from across the country as well as abroad. This is shaping up to be a tremendous event, so come join us while we still have space! Early Bird Registration runs until September 30th.
iPad Summit Contests
Have a great iPad project to share? Blogging about your integration of iPads and mobile technology into your classroom? Want to win a 30% off coupon to the iPad Summit? We have two competitions running until October 1st!
- Share an image, link, or embed code of an iPad project on our EdTechTeacher Facebook page. Whichever submission has the most “likes” by October 1st will win a 30% off coupon for the iPad Summit.
- Tweet a link to your blog post and tag it with #ettipad. We’ll re-blog all of the links that we receive until October 1st as part of our weekly iPad posts and then choose a winner. Get great traffic back to your blog and a chance to win a 30% off coupon for the iPad Summit.
Weekly Resources & Suggestions
Many apps can share/copy to WebDAV. In fact, we have explored options of using Otixo as a cloud-based webDAV server. This free app seems to connect to an internally hosted WebDAV server for uploading/sharing files.
This is a free eBook creator.
Though $7.99 seems steep for an app, not only does this one allow you to edit Office documents (same as Pages, Keynote, & Numbers), but it also lets you work on Google Docs.
This is a great write up from TeacherCast about using TeamViewer to access your computer remotely from your iPad.
Think QR code type things sent by sound.
Great blog post about ways to collect student work generated on the iPad.
Proposal to the Minnetonka School Board to expand an iPad Pilot.
Interesting statistics involved in this presentation.
This app by Math Pentagon offers math worksheets to support students. While the app is free, there seem to be fairly expensive in-app purchases.
Wondershare lets you edit PDFs from a Mac. It is less expensive than the full version of Acrobat. A great classroom example came from an EdTechTeacher summer workshop participant. She created a Wordle, which she saved as a PDF. Then she inserted a QR code into it that linked back to additional information on her blog.
An entire set of probability tools for students to use in the classroom. Free for the moment….
Showbie allows teachers to assign and collect student work from the iPad, helping to address some workflow considerations. We are also thrilled to announce that Showbie will be a vendor at the iPad Summit.